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What indicates the need for psychotherapy after a spinal cord injury?

What indicates the need for psychotherapy after a spinal cord injury?

Samuel Gordon, PhD

Psychologist, MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, D.C.

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When the sadness continues beyond the first few weeks of rehab, maybe even after the first few days of rehab, we do psychotherapy throughout the inpatient rehabilitation stay. And if the depression, and anxiety and anger continue to persist as they g... Show More

When the sadness continues beyond the first few weeks of rehab, maybe even after the first few days of rehab, we do psychotherapy throughout the inpatient rehabilitation stay. And if the depression, and anxiety and anger continue to persist as they get ready leave the community, then we try to get them to do psychotherapy out in the community. But we also always keep the door open to let them know that if they run into any of these challenges, whether it be anger, depression, anxiety, fears after they’re in the community, they can always feel comfortable coming back to see a psychologist, a therapist and sort of work on those issues.

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What indicates the need for psychotherapy after a spinal cord injury?

Samuel Gordon, PhD

Psychologist, MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, D.C.

More Videos by Samuel Gordon
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When the sadness continues beyond the first few weeks of rehab, maybe even after the first few days of rehab, we do psychotherapy throughout the inpatient rehabilitation stay. And if the depression, and anxiety and anger continue to persist as they get ready leave the community, then we try to get them to do psychotherapy out in the community. But we also always keep the door open to let them know that if they run into any of these challenges, whether it be anger, depression, anxiety, fears after they’re in the community, they can always feel comfortable coming back to see a psychologist, a therapist and sort of work on those issues.

What indicates the need for psychotherapy after a spinal cord injury?
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